Can People With Diabetes Still Run?

Can people with diabetes still run?

Can people with diabetes still run?

If you've recently been diagnosed with diabetes and don't know where to start, don't discount running as a great way to manage your health and fitness.
Its a little known fact that four million people in the UK currently have diabetes; more than all types of cancer and dementia combined. While people with the condition can lead a perfectly normal life, if not managed properly it can lead to serious health complications. But if youre concerned that diabetes spells the end of high impact sport, think again. With a bit of planning and some careful management running might just transform your life.
There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 (T1) develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body have been destroyed and the body is unable to produce any insulin. T1 has nothing to do with lifestyle or weight and can develop at any age.
Type 2 (T2) diabetes develops when the body doesnt produce enough insulin or it doesnt work properly, so T2requires different management.90 per cent of the people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK have T2. Although people are more likely to develop T2 if they are overweight,genetics, diet and medical history also play a part.
While both types need to be carefully managed, many people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes enjoy an active lifestyle and find that running helps to reduce the risk of further complications.
After being diagnosed with T1 diabetes 14 years ago Andy Broomhead from Sheffield assumed his marathon dreams were over. It didn't seem possible to be able to do that kind of thing when I had such a complex condition to manage, Continue reading

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Type 1 diabetes and the young athlete

Type 1 diabetes and the young athlete

Youth sports are woven into the fabric of society and are a large focus of many families. Regardless of the sport, the ability to play them is almost a foregone conclusion to many.
For some, it’s a daunting task. Like my family.
In August 2011, my wife and I learned our son, Keaton, was a Type 1 Diabetic. As people with little connection with Type 1, we embarked on a quick study. Type 1 diabetes is where the cells that produce insulin in the body are destroyed by the immune system. As the number of active insulin producing cells falls, the ability to regulate blood glucose falls and life-threatening situations can occur. The Type 1 patient embarks on a life of injecting insulin into their bodies daily to survive. Nothing a person did in terms of eating less nutritious food, lack of exercise or being overweight caused it. This point was emphasized to my wife and I, as when we were at the hospital with our son, a family with an infant was in our classes as this young gal was also Type 1.
In a nutshell, lifestyle choices may impact persons with type 2 diabetes. They have no bearing on type 1 as it’s an autoimmune disease.
One thing that we weren’t prepared for: how Type 1 diabetes affects sports and how you need to manage it to be successful.
Keaton loves to play sports, although they all play second fiddle to his true love, hockey. Sadly, his career as a goalie hasn’t been without complications.
At times, he is forced to sit out until his numbers stabilize. One time, at age 11, he wasn’t able to participate in hockey practice and he told his mom, “My diabetic care Continue reading

Weight loss: Type 2 diabetes sufferer cures condition with 6.99 hypnosis app | Express.co.uk

Weight loss: Type 2 diabetes sufferer cures condition with 6.99 hypnosis app | Express.co.uk

A woman who developed type 2 diabetes after gorging her way to 17-and-a-half stone on gourmet sandwiches in her works American-style diner has managed to ditch insulin and drop four dress sizes thanks to a 6.99 hypnosis app.
Previously fit and slender, Tracey Hoffs waistline began to balloon in her twenties, when she landed a job at The Body Shops head office in Littlehampton, West Sussex, wolfing down fatty food in their stylish canteen, before snacking on crisps and sugary sweets throughout the afternoon.
Tracey, now 52, from Chichester, West Sussex whose glucose levels, at points, soared to at least four times recommended levels said: I just got bigger and bigger.
Eventually, a district nurse weighed me during a routine appointment in 2015, and I couldnt believe it when the scales said I was 17st 7lb. Id no idea Id got that big.
Developing type 2 diabetes a condition often caused by being overweight, in which the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels, or the body cannot use the insulin that is produced when she was in her early forties, Traceys health was on a downwards spiral.
Diabetes cure: Ms Hoff was carrying extra weight after the birth of her daughter
Doctors were finding my diabetes hard to control, it couldnt be managed with just tablets
Doctors were finding my diabetes hard to control, she admitted. Eventually, it couldnt be managed with just tablets, so around eight years ago, I started having three large insulin injections every day.
Her confidence in tatters, Tracey, who is sharing her story on World D Continue reading

Nearly a Quarter of People with Diabetes Don't Know They Have It

Nearly a Quarter of People with Diabetes Don't Know They Have It

Nearly a Quarter of People with Diabetes Don't Know They Have It
Diabetes symptoms are easy to miss, but it's becoming more vital than ever to recognize the signs. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes as of 2015, but nearly a quarter of those people (7.2 million) are undiagnosed. In addition to that, about a third of U.S. adults (84.1 million) have prediabetes, a precursor to type 2 diabetes, yet only 11.6 percent of them reported being told by a doctor that they have it.
It's important to note that most estimates of diabetes in this report included both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
However, we know that the overwhelming majority of diabetes cases is type 2, a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar. According to the report, only about 5 percent of U.S. adults are thought to have type 1 diabetes , a chronic condition that typically develops in childhood in which a persons pancreas produces little or no insulin.
Rates of diabetes tend to increase with age. According to the report, 4 percent of adults aged 1844 had diabetes; 17 percent of 45- to 64-year-olds had the condition; and 25 percent of people 65 and up had diabetes. The rates of diagnoses were also higher among American Indians/Alaska Natives, non-Hispanic blacks, and Hispanics when compared to Asians and non-Hispanic whites. New diabetes diagnoses were steady, but the researchers point out that diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2015, which isnt something to Continue reading

Transmission of Diabetes Prion-Like Aggregates Triggers Disease Symptoms

Transmission of Diabetes Prion-Like Aggregates Triggers Disease Symptoms

Protein misfolding disorders (PMDs) such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), are characterized by the accumulation of misfolded protein aggregates in tissues including the brain. A few rare PMDs, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease), and Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD), can even be transmitted between humans or from animals to humans. In these cases, exposure to the causative misfolded protein aggregates, known as prions, triggers the transformation of normal proteins into the abnormal form. Effectively, prions "seed" the development of misfolded protein aggregation in the brain of the recipient, and this leads to the accumulation of toxic substances that destroy neurons.
Protein aggregation isn’t limited to the widely recognized PMDs, however. About 90% of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) develop pancreatic islet deposits of the peptide hormone islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP). These misfolded protein aggregates start accumulating many years before the clinical diagnosis of T2D, explain Abhisek Mukherjee, Ph.D., and Claudio Soto, Ph.D., who head a research team at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston that studies the molecular basis of PMDs, including AD, PD, and prion diseases.
Previous post mortem and animal studies have suggested that islet IAPP aggregation is linked with key T2D features, including the loss of beta cell mass, but the how these IAPP deposits cause disease development or progression isn’t yet understood. One Continue reading

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